An international operation four years in the making between Australian, North American and Canadian authorities has taken down one of the world’s largest — and coincidentally most annoying — fraud groups: the infamous phone scammers posing as Microsoft tech support employees. Here’s how it all went down.
How much time do you spend each day responding to email, checking Facebook, sending and reading Tweets, aimlessly surfing your favourite websites and buying things you don’t need? How much time, in other words, do you spend doing stuff online that doesn’t add much value in your life, or in anyone else’s? Too much, I’m going to guess.
Check out this beautiful new Facebook photo gallery visualiser that’s built entirely out of native HTML5 elements, mainly using the Canvas tag. Using web-native technologies like Canvas and HTML5 Video/Audio elements, the seamless experience blurs the lines between what’s pre-recorded and what’s being generated live.
If you paid for extra Google storage space (shared across Gmail, Google Docs and Picasa) before the company introduced Google Drive on April 24, you’re in luck. That move gets you a huge discount on its new file storage tool Google Drive.
The annual Communications Report from the Australian Communications and Media Authority offers a wealth of statistics about how we get online and what we do when we get there. Here are the seven which stuck out for us.
It’s the golden rule of the internet – if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. There’s currently a JB Hi-Fi scam doing the rounds on Facebook promising a free $200 gift card to the first 25,000 attendants of a special JB Hi-Fi event. The only thing you’re going to win by joining the event is compromised privacy and online security.